Our congratulations to Dr. Cohen, Class of 2015! "After reviewing 346 submissions from 31 countries, the judging panel awarded Gilad Cohen, of Ridgewood, New Jersey, the $12,000 Barlow Prize to compose a major new work in 2017 for violin and piano." READ MORE
Musicology Prof. Simon Morrison has published a delightful response to the popular phenomenon Pokemon GO for the American Musicological Society. READ MORE
Congratulations to our newly appointed Director of Jazz, Rudresh Mahanthappa, who has again been named a winner in the 2016 DownBeat International Critics Poll in the category of Alto Saxophone. The August issue of DownBeat, which arrives on newsstands on July 19, has features on winning artists as well the complete results for all 62 categories, listing more than 1,200 artists who received votes in the poll.
A profile on Caroline Shaw has recently been published in The Guardian (London). Check it out!
The New York Times: "Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Prism and So Percussion presented Steven Mackey’s “Blue Notes and Other Clashes.” In introductory remarks from the stage, Mr. Mackey, an electric guitarist with a strong background in blues and rock, said he had been inspired by the “blue note” in jazz, “the right wrong note that hurts so good.” READ MORE
Princeton University's Department of Music has appointed the esteemed saxophonist and composer as the Anthony H. P. Lee '79 Senior Lecturer in Jazz Studies. READ MORE
The New York Times: "...the Hindemith score was played with exceptional élan (conducted by Michael Pratt, with Martha Koeneman as the piano soloist and with sensitive phrasing by the strings). The masterpiece was alive." READ MORE
Steven Mackey, Donnacha Dennehy and So Percussion Participate in COLOR THEORY: Saxophone and Percussion
From June 1-15, 2016, the PRISM Quartet will partner with the PARTCH Ensemble and SO Percussion, and composers Ken Ueno, Steven Mackey, and Stratis Minakakis to create, present, and record a new body of music combining saxophones with a breathtaking range of percussion. Read more...
Princeton University senior Sonya Hayden has been awarded a Witherspoon Scholarship to study theater at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia, Hayden is a music major who is also earning a certificate in theater...READ MORE
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra has announced the four composers of the 2016 NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute, a multi-faceted program that promotes new music and emerging composers. The Institute is presented in collaboration with the Princeton University Department of Music and generously funded in part by the Edward T. Cone Foundation and Princeton University. This year’s composers are James Anderson, Matthew Browne, Will Stackpole and Jung Yoon Wie. Read more...